H. H. Yu

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Recent studies have demonstrated that reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediate myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) and angiogenesis via the mitogen-activated protein kinases and the serine-threonine kinase Akt/protein kinase B pathways. NADPH oxidases are major sources of ROS in endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes. In the present study, we investigated the(More)
For many respiratory infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, colistin is the only effective antibiotic despite its nephrotoxicity. A novel inhaled combination formulation of colistin with a synergistic antimicrobial component of rifampicin was prepared via co-spray drying, aiming to deliver the drug directly to the respiratory tract(More)
Polymyxins, an old class of antibiotics, are currently used as the last resort for the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii. However, recent pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data indicate that monotherapy can lead to the development of resistance. Novel approaches are urgently needed to preserve and improve the efficacy of this(More)
Polymyxin is the last-line therapy against Gram-negative 'superbugs'; however, dose-limiting nephrotoxicity can occur in up to 60% of patients after intravenous administration. Understanding the accumulation and concentration of polymyxin within renal tubular cells is essential for the development of novel strategies to ameliorate its nephrotoxicity and to(More)
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